Arlington and McLean Road Named Most Coveted Address in Virginia

A recent study conducted by real estate website Agent Advice has identified a road in Arlington and McLean as the “most coveted address” in Virginia. Chain Bridge Road, which stretches across the northern parts of Arlington and McLean, ranked 20th nationally on the list of the top 175 aspirational streets in America.

Chain Bridge Road is highly sought after due to its prime location in one of the wealthiest communities in the country. The road is lined with grand estates and luxury homes, offering residents privacy, convenience, and proximity to Washington, D.C. Its popularity is also attributed to the breathtaking views of the Potomac River, with opulent homes perched high above the water.

One notable transaction that highlights the exclusivity of Chain Bridge Road was when AOL co-founder Steve Case sold his estate to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for $43 million in 2018. The kingdom now owns multiple adjacent properties on the McLean side of the road.

Despite its appeal to the ultra-rich, Chain Bridge Road does present some challenges. The lack of sidewalks and pedestrian accessibility can be seen as a drawback for those who value walkability in a neighborhood.

Notable residents of Chain Bridge Road include Secretary of State Antony Blinken, who has attracted pro-Palestinian protesters to his home. Former U.S. Senator and Virginia Governor Chuck Robb also resided on the road until a massive blaze forced him to sell his mansion for $23 million in December 2021.

While Chain Bridge Road claims the title of the most coveted address in Virginia, there are other streets across the country that have also garnered attention. For example, Casey Key Road in Nokomis, Florida, topped the list with its exclusive beachfront properties and private beaches. Laurel Way in Beverly Hills, California, and Gordon Drive in Naples, Florida, also stood out for their luxurious estates and stunning views.

These aspirational streets serve as symbols of achievement and a marker of having “arrived” in life. They provide residents with not only comfortable and stylish homes but also a sense of prestige and exclusivity.